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F&N Meals Served Dashboard

2021-2022

 The Texas Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Division administers more than $2.5 billion annually in federal funds for 12 federal child and special nutrition programs for the State of Texas. This dashboard displays the number of meals and snacks approved for reimbursement for the current program year for School Nutrition Programs (NSLP, SBP), Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP), and Summer Meal Programs (SFSP, SSO). Contracting Entities have 60 days to file their monthly claim for meal reimbursement.
The dashboard is updated monthly and is based on 2021-2022 meal reimbursement datasets published on the Texas Open Data Portal.
Visit our F&N Open Data Overview for more information on Food and Nutrition data available on the portal. For more information on our programs, please visit our website at SquareMeals.org

School Nutrition Programs (NSLP/SBP)

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) are federally assisted meal programs that provide lunch and breakfast to Texas children in school and residential child care institutions.
In March 2020, USDA began allowing flexibility in nutrition assistance program policies to support continued meal access during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This included offering School Nutrition Program sponsors the option to provide meals through Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during the school year in program year 2020-2021 and SSO in program year 2021-2022. The School Nutrition Program program year runs July through June. For the purposes of this meal dashboard the school year is defined as September through May. 

Child and Adult Care Food Program

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) reimburses day care home providers, adult day care centers, and child care centers including afterschool at-risk programs for part of the cost associated with serving approved meals and snacks to children and adults in Texas every day. The CACFP program year runs October through September.

Summer Meal Programs

The Summer Meals Program provides meals at no cost to children and teens 18 years old and younger in low-income areas.
In March 2020, USDA began allowing flexibility in nutrition assistance program policies to support continued meal access during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This included offering School Nutrition Program sponsors the option to provide meals through Seamless Summer Option (SSO) or Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) during the school year in program year 2020-2021 and SSO in program year 2021-2022. For the purposes of this meal dashboard the traditional summer meal period is defined as June through August for summer programs used during the school year.
Data listed below represents summer meals served and approved for reimbursement between June - August 2022 for SSO and all 2022 SFSP meals.

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